My name is Jimmy Hudson, I recently moved to Columbus from Memphis Tn where I have been a professional guitarist, musician, teacher, engineer, and producer for over 20 years. I have many years experience in teaching, touring, and recording sessions and can help you achieve any goal you have in mind. I have toured with some of the top acts out there and have the photos and videos online to back it up and have the experience that you will just not get anywhere else. I am a graduate of The Atlanta Institute of Music and later earned my Masters in Music Theory and Composition at University of Colorado Boulder along with another Masters in Music Business. For 9 years I also was the late, great Shawn Lane's guitar tech and student and have also studied under Jimmy Herring (Allman Bros, The Dead, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Widespread Panic) while attending AIM. I have sought out many of todays top players for private lessons as well while abroad and while touring. I am also the founder and former owner of the world renowned American Guitar Institute in Memphis TN.
I specialize in people who already play and are tired of picking up the guitar just to play the same things over and over again and are stuck in a rut and do not know where to go. I will also take a beginner who has the time and will to dedicate into learning the guitar.
I truly teach on every skill level to anyone who wants to take a serious approach on the guitar yet wants to enjoy learning in a fun relaxed environment and at some point have performed or recorded just about every style out there so I can help with any and all styles. I waste no time getting you up and playing. We take a very intense approach right from day one focusing on right and left hand techniques and advanced concepts so your fingers are never a limitation, then we dive into practical music theory explained in a way that you can understand and use it. After just a couple months of lessons you will be able to play any song you could ever imagine and you will be able to build any chord or scale anywhere on the neck and know how to use them! Great architecture is built on an even better foundation. With the right foundation anything is possible even for you, trust me if I can do it you most certainly can!! lol
Even if you are a professional player I can help you reach new heights and have helped many professionals overcome limitations, expand horizons, and have even worked with orthopedic surgeons and their professional clients to help them play again after Carpal Tunnel surgery. Of Course with the right technique and foundations in the first place you never have to worry about that.
Give me a call with any questions!
I'm passionate about what I do and hope to share this passion with you!